Career as Drug Inspectors (5 posts) under Department of Health & Family Welfare


Online Recruitment Applications (ORA*) are invited from desirous and eligible candidates for recruitment to various posts in different Departments of Himachal Pradesh Government through ORA, which shall be available on the Commission’s website up to 16th May, 2016 till 11:59 P.M., thereafter link will be disabled.

Post: Drug Inspector

No. of posts: 05 posts {UR=02, ST=01, OBC = 01 and UR Ex-SM = 01(Backlog post)}

Pay band: Rs. 10300 – 34800 / – + Rs 4200/ – (G.P) (Contractual emoluments: Rs. 14,500/ – P.M. )

AGE: Between 18 to 45 years.

Essential Qualifications:- Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Chemistry or a post- Graduate Degree in Chemistry with pharmaceutics as essential subject of an University established in India by the Law or its equivalent qualification recognized and notified by the Central Government for such purpose or the Associateship Diploma of the Institution of Chemists (India) obtained by passing the Examination with “Analysis of Drugs and pharmaceuticals” as one of the subject.
Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Graduate in Medicine of an University recognized for this purpose by the appointing authority and has had at least one year’s post-graduate training in a laboratory under (i) a Government Analyst appointed

under the Act, or (ii) a Chemical Examiner, or (iii) the head of an institution specifically approved for the purpose by the appointing authority, Provided that only those Inspectors:-

(i) Who have not less than 18 months experience in the manufacture of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule-C, OR
(ii) Who have not less than 18 months’ experience in testing of at least one of the substances specified in Schedule–C in a laboratory approved for this purpose, by the licensing authority; OR
(iii) Who have gained experience of not less than three years in the inspection of firm manufacturing any of the substances specified in Schedule-C appended to these rules during the tenure of their service as Drugs Inspectors shall be authorized to inspect the manufacture of the substances mentioned in schedule-C.

Desirable Qualification:- Knowledge of customs, manners and dialects of H.P. and suitability for appointment in the peculiar conditions prevailing in the Pradesh.

General Category {including General Physically Disabled, i.e. Orthopaedically disabled, Deaf & Dumb, Hearing impaired/ W.F.F. of HP/ Ex-Servicemen of HP relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure, General wards of Ex-SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons, daughters and wives of Ex-SM of H.P. and candidates of other states (including reserved category candidates of other states)} Rs. 400/-

S.C. of H.P./S.T. of H.P./O.B.C. of H.P. (including S.C. /S.T. /O.B.C. Ex-Servicemen of H.P. relieved from Defence Services on their own requests before completion of normal tenure and SC/ ST/ OBC wards of Ex- SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons, daughters and wives of Ex- SM). Rs. 100

Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure) / Blind of H.P./ Visually Impaired of H.P. No Fees.

1. Date for determining eligibility of all candidates in respect of essential qualification(s) and experience, if any, etc., shall be the prescribed closing date for submission of online recruitment applications (ORA) i.e. 16th May, 2016.
2. The candidates must read the instructions carefully, which are available on website of the Commission, i.e.; before filling up Online Recruitment Application Forms (ORA) for the post(s) concerned.
3. The candidates must ensure their eligibility in respect of category, experience, age and essential qualification(s) etc. as mentioned against each post in the advertisement to avoid rejection at later stage.
4. Incomplete Online Recruitment Applications submitted without requisite examination fee, scanned photograph & scanned signatures of prescribed size, will be rejected straightway.
5. The benefit of reservation for various post(s) will be admissible only to the candidates, who are bonafide residents of Himachal Pradesh in respect of categories, viz., S.C., S.T., O.B.C., Ex-Servicemen, WFF and Persons with disabilities (Orthopaedically disabled/ Visually Impaired/ Blind / Hearing Impaired/ Deaf & Dumb) etc.
6. The reserved category candidates belonging to other states will be treated as GENERAL CATEGORY CANDIDATES and the benefit of reservation and fee concession will not be admissible to such candidates.
7. The candidates should possess requisite essential qualification(s) prescribed for the post(s) for which he/she wants to apply as on closing date, i.e. 16th May, 2016, for submission of Online Recruitment Applications (ORA) on the website
8. Number of post(s) is/are tentative and may increase or decrease from time to time for different categories of posts.
9. In service (regular service) candidates may apply to the Commission along with requisite fee with information to their Head of Departments/ Employer for issuing NOC. No in service (regular service) candidate will be interviewed unless he / she brings NOC from the concerned employer.
10. Examination fees once paid will not be refunded.
11. Disputes, if any, shall be subject to Court jurisdiction at Shimla.

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